Chester, PA asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Workmen comp case hurt at work ,have 4 bulging disc

Making me clock out for therapy. I live in Pennsylvania but work in New Jersey. On light duty but not really light duty. On a hour restriction but still seem to be working over 8 hours a day

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: For a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim, your employer can require you to obtain treatment outside of working hours, if treatment is available outside of working hours. If treatment can only be received within working hours, you may be required to punch out, but you may have a claim for workers' compensation wage loss benefits.

Similarly if your work restrictions include hour restrictions that would result in a loss of earnings, you may have a claim for wage loss benefits.

I would suggest that you speak with a Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. Especially if your employer is not following your work restrictions.

Glenn Neiman agrees with this answer

Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with Mr. Belt, if this was a PA injury. However, if you work in NJ, this may be a NJ workers' compensation case. Every State has very different workers' compensation laws. You will need to find an attorney experienced in workers' compensation in the State in which your case resides (my firm only handles PA workers' compensation cases). Good luck!

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